Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...


The primary purpose of this blog is to provide an outlet for my observations and analysis about tasers, taser "associated" deaths, and the behaviour exhibited by the management, employees and minions of Taser International. In general, everything is linked back to external sources, often via previous posts on the same topic, so that readers can fact-check to their heart's content. This blog was started in late-2007 when Canadians were enraged by the taser death of Robert Dziekanski and four others in a short three month period. The cocky attitude exhibited by the Taser International spokespuppet, and his preposterous proposal that Mr. Dziekanski coincidentally died of "excited delirium" at the time of his taser-death, led me to choose the blog name I did and provides my motivation. I have zero financial ties to this issue.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Quoting Taser Chief Tom Smith about lives lost

Tom Smith, 12 May 2008:
Tasers save 70 lives for every life lost.

The argument du jour isn't about the 70-to-1 ratio, we can argue about the 70 later.

It's the devastating admission by Taser International's head that the "1" (as in "70-to-1") is NOT ZERO.

Yes, he accidentally admitted that the lethal downside of taser use is non-zero.

Compare with Taser lawyer Neave's outrageous claim in BC Supreme Court that ZERO deaths can be fairly attributed to taser use.

Discrepancies like these tend to surface, ah, in these circumstances.

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